Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Ogden is a school that uses Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) to improve students’ academic and behavioral success. PBIS aims to create a positive and safe school to support Ogden students and staff. Students are routinely taught how to be safe, respectful, and responsible in their classrooms, in our school building, and on our playground. The Ogden staff reinforces expected behaviors by recognizing students who are being safe, respectful and responsible at school. Cougar paw charms are given to individual students who demonstrate expected behavior.Ogden cougar paw

All classrooms have a community collection jar they aim to fill. Students put their individually earned cougar paw charms into their classroom collection jar. Once a classroom’s jar is filled, they choose one or the three school buckets to contribute their cougar paws toward. These three buckets are fun school-wide experiences that all students get to participate in. Students work together to earn and enjoy these special rewards.

Ogden CHAMPION Program

The Ogden CHAMPION program is designed to recognize and honor the positive example and influence of students demonstrating integrity by following classroom and school-wide expectations. In addition to integrity, these students strive to be responsible for their learning, make positive behavioral decisions, and be respectful toward others. Ogden Champions help to make Ogden a safe, calm and positive place to learn. These students are committed to modeling expected behaviors because it is the right thing to do, not because they get rewards. The purpose of the Ogden CHAMPION program is to provide these students an opportunity to be recognized for the integrity they show every day.

Students who have demonstrated a high level of integrity are nominated for this program by their classroom teacher. Shortly after completing an application, students are given a special ID badge and CHAMPION lanyard. These lanyards are a visual identifier of these students. In addition to the recognition they recieve when wearing their lanyard, they are also given special privileges, like choice seating during lunch.

Response to Intervention (RtI)

Peter S. Ogden Elementary practices Response to Intervention. RtI schools focus on good teaching that is matched to student need. Student progress is closely monitored and teams of teachers use data to help make decisions. Grade-level teams meet regularly to discuss student performance trends and instructional needs. These teams may include specialists in reading or behavior, like literacy specialists and counselors.

RtI schools coordinate their early intervention services to support teacher instruction and student learning. For most students, there will be small changes in instruction. For students who need additional services such as small-group or individual instruction, more support may be provided.

Parent participation is encouraged in RtI schools. Most success occurs when parents and teachers work together. There will be times when extra support at home can help a child learn a specific skill. When a child needs more at-home support than usual, we contact his or her parent(s) and/or guardian(s) to discuss ways for them to be involved. When a student needs extra help in school, we notify his or her parent(s) and/or guardian(s) to describe the type of support that the child is receiving.

Kindergarten Jump Start

Kindergarten Jump Start is a free program for incoming kindergarteners that takes place a few weeks before the school year begins. Students participate in a variety of math, literacy and hands-on activities; learn school routines; and become familiar with their new surroundings.

Data shows that students who attend Jump Start are better prepared for kindergarten than children who do not participate. They also gain confidence, leadership skills and enthusiasm for school. Don’t miss this opportunity to give your child a successful transition to kindergarten!

To register your child, please contact the Ogden office.